According to the ministry of agriculture, the harvest forecast for 2014 is on the rise; an estimated amount of approximately 47 million hectoliters (1,242 million gallons), in other words, 11% more than the preceding vintages of 2012 and 2013. The ministry announced a first estimate in July of 46,4 million hectoliters (1,241million gallons). This increase … Continue reading Production forecasts on the rise for the 2014 harvest
Organic wine produced by wine makers, is the result of a reinforcement of the vine’s natural defenses in order to limit treatments. This philosophy requires time. That’s why it takes 20 to 30% more labour with regards to conventional wine production. Organic or bio viticulture, is submitted to a number of obligations which among other … Continue reading Organic wine
The time has come to check the temperature of your wine storage area. Research has shown that a wine that is kept under your stairs at normal room temperature can mature much more rapidly than expected! For years, experts have been telling us to store our wines in adequate premises. To-day scientists have turned their … Continue reading Wine matures more rapidly “at home”
All the indicators show that 2014 and 2015 as being the best years for purchasing opportunities. It will, nevertheless, be useful to understand that this investment is to be done on fine and rare wines that are classed between the 50 or 100 most sought-after wines in the world. Even if there are extremely good … Continue reading investing in wines, 2014-2015 A year of opportunities
Hong-Kong – Dingxiang Loeng, a very well known 49 years old Chinese businessman, passed away this morning in his suite in the Shangri-La hotel. It is during a party that had been organized on his behalf for his birthday that the man died in front of his 217 guests. Violently hit on the forehead by … Continue reading A bubbly demise!
In the month of August and for the first time, Sotheby’s and EBay join forces in order to increase sales. These two great names in the world of auctions, Sotheby’s and EBay have gotten together a new auction site for art, wines and other collector items, on the popular online site! The two firms have … Continue reading Sotheby’s is using eBay to increase its audience
For certain hesitant, irrational and incompetent opponents, have declared that wine is not a good investment! Therefore, to pull the carpet from under their feet, here are a few record sales, barely bettered by a few art sales and nothing else! The 153rd auction of the Hospices de Beaune that took place at Christies’s France … Continue reading The grand crus record placements of all time
One should always be drunk. Everything is there: it is the only question. In order to avoid the terrible burden of Time, leaning on your shoulders and bowing you to the ground, you must get drunk without respite. But with what? Wine, poetry, virtue, take your pick; but get drunk. And if sometimes, on the … Continue reading Get drunk!
On the 23rd of April, following a communiqué, the secretary of state for external commerce has announced China’s and France’s will to lead the battle against wine and liquor counterfeits. The level of counterfeited bottles took on overwhelming proportions these last few years due to an increase in the demand for fine wines. According to … Continue reading COUNTERFEIT: France and China sign a letter of intention.
For the majority of the peoples, summer is synonymous with holidays, in other words relaxing, pleasures and serenity. Forget the stress, the return to being idle, sports, reading, traveling, and a return to the source. Therefore, summer is a privileged moment for us to take the time for thought on the different catalogs of life … Continue reading PRIVILEGED SUMMER